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China and Russia Expand Trade Partnership: Impact on U.S.-China Trade Conflict

June 6, 2019

Episode Notes:

China's Xi Jinping is currently visiting Moscow, signing a package of trade deals and making rhetorical overtures to Putin, dubbing him Xi's "best friend and colleague."

Dean Cheng, Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow at the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation, joins the Warcast to discuss the visit and how it impacts the broader trade conflict. (10 minutes)

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 1:02 ] Status of the trade conflict
[ 2:46 ] Increasing trade cooperation between China and Russia
[ 4:41 ] Role of U.S. trade conflict on China-Russia trajectory
[ 6:48 ] Domestic pressures facing Xi's foreign policy

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